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AppleCare+ is now available in Norway, according to Apple's Norwegian website. Previously, AppleCare was the only option in Norway for Apple devices. AppleCare essentially only extends the standard warranty on Apple products, but AppleCare+ includes two instances of accidental damage with a deductible.

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AppleCare+ is supported on Mac, iPhone, iPad, iPad, Apple Displays, iPod, and Headphones in Norway. The Apple TV retains standard AppleCare, as has been the case in other regions, and is not eligible for AppleCare+. The HomePod does not seem to be supported by either AppleCare plan in Norway at this time.

Apple has recently been making a number of changes to AppleCare worldwide, including extending AppleCare eligibility to one year in the U.S. and Canada, changing accidental damage cover, and the lowering cost of theft and loss deductables.

Apple has also expanded AppleCare+ monthly payments to Canada, Australia, and Japan, as well as the UK and Germany.

Update: AppleCare+ is also now available in Finland and Denmark. The expansion to all three countries seems to have occurred alongside Apple's September 15 event.

Prior to September 15, AppleCare+ was only available in Scandinavia in Sweden, likely because the country has physical Apple Stores.

Article Link: AppleCare+ Now Available in Norway [Update: Also Finland and Denmark]
 
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Mortis360

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You can't buy HomePod in Norway, so that would be the reason why they don't offer it.

I posted this in the r/Apple subreddit earlier today, so I would not be surprised if that's where MacRumors have picked it up from, as I have not seen any mentions on reddit or other places about it previously, until I made a post.

They've also added AppleCare+ as options in Denmark and Finland, as it was previously only available in Sweden (In the Nordics), where they have physical retail presence.
 
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rmoliv

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Why isn't this available everywhere and for all products??? Like where I live there's only AppleCare and it doesn't even cover the iPhone.
 

Commodore 64

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Is AppleCare+ worth the cost? How are peoples experience with that service?
I’m considering buying a stainless steel Apple Watch, and I can’t see how I would actually need that extra insurance.
 

Mortis360

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Since last week also available in Denmark. It wasn't earlier

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I updated my reddit post with this earlier today as well, previously it was only available in Sweden, here in the Nordics, now it's available in Denmark, Finland and Norway.
 

kobberrød

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It is so annoying that they differentiate services offered in the region, I think the furthest for me is apple TV where proper offer exists only in Sweden, while whole region uses same providers (HBO Nordics, C MORE, etc). Good that at least with Apple Care+ they figured out..
 

mortenstryhn

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It is so annoying that they differentiate services offered in the region, I think the furthest for me is apple TV where proper offer exists only in Sweden, while whole region uses same providers (HBO Nordics, C MORE, etc). Good that at least with Apple Care+ they figured out..

Could you elaborate on this - I don't understand what you mean is "proper offer" on Apple TV in Sweden which it doesn't offer in the other three countries?
 

TrulsZK

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Nice to see it here, but I will not get it.
For us in Norway the only added value with AppleCare+ is the two accidental damages.
We have 5 years coverage under Norwegian Consumer Protection laws so the additional support and extended warranty is basically (in most cases) redundant.
 

Wahlstrm

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Is AppleCare+ worth the cost? How are peoples experience with that service?
I’m considering buying a stainless steel Apple Watch, and I can’t see how I would actually need that extra insurance.

In EU in general, Apple care don't provide much extra benefits since we more or less get a 3y warranty anyway.
As for buying protection agains accidental damage, this might differ a bit more from country to country.
In Sweden most people have some kind of home insurance where you can claim for lost/stolen/broken items.

If you accidentally break/lose something, you cover the first 1500SEK (≈170USD) and then your home insurance covers the rest.

Not sure how home insurance works in other countries, so YMMW :)
 
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plandersen

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For us in Norway the only added value with AppleCare+ is the two accidental damages.
We have 5 years coverage under Norwegian Consumer Protection laws so the additional support and extended warranty is basically redundant.

Not entirely correct. The coverage of 5 years you are referring to is a right of complaint (reklamasjonsrett) and not the same as a warranty. It means that you have to file a complaint without undue delay after finding something wrong with your product. If you file a complaint within 6 months after purchase, it is automatically assumed the product was faulty to begin with. After 6 months it's basically up to you to prove that it wasn't your fault. With AppleCare+ you don't need to argue.
 
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Mydel

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Not entirely correct. The coverage of 5 years you are referring to is a right of complaint (reklamasjonsret) and not the same as a warranty. It means that you have to file a complaint without undue delay after finding something wrong with your product. If you file a complaint within 6 months after purchase, it is automatically assumed the product was faulty to begin with. After 6 months it's basically up to you to prove that it wasn't your fault. With AppleCare+ you don't need to argue.
True! But I used that for MacPro and it went through without any issues after 3 years after purchase! My machine was replaced by Apple
 
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plandersen

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Pretty nice to see this in the Nordics.

Makes it easier to have your AppleCare+ covered products repaired in the newly covered countries. Before it was a pain convincing Apple or Authorized Apple repair to fix your product when you brought it in for repair. I guess you won't have that problem anymore.
 

TrulsZK

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Not entirely correct. The coverage of 5 years you are referring to is a right of complaint (reklamasjonsret) and not the same as a warranty. It means that you have to file a complaint without undue delay after finding something wrong with your product. If you file a complaint within 6 months after purchase, it is automatically assumed the product was faulty to begin with. After 6 months it's basically up to you to prove that it wasn't your fault. With AppleCare+ you don't need to argue.

Yes I know that “reklamasjonsrett” is not the same as “garanti” and I understand your point.
That is why I said “In most cases”
From my personal experiance I have no problems getting a replacement device between 2-5 year after purchase without AppleCare.
 

Commodore 64

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Not entirely correct. The coverage of 5 years you are referring to is a right of complaint (reklamasjonsrett) and not the same as a warranty. It means that you have to file a complaint without undue delay after finding something wrong with your product. If you file a complaint within 6 months after purchase, it is automatically assumed the product was faulty to begin with. After 6 months it's basically up to you to prove that it wasn't your fault. With AppleCare+ you don't need to argue.

Good point! But I think it is actually interpreted or executed differently depending on service profile or something. According to experiences shared in forum it seems like Apple isn’t into image building when it comes to customer service. So I guess Apple Care+ could be needed in that aspect.

But what I wonder is if a lot of people have needed it for Apple Watch. My first watch was an aluminum S2, bought from a local retailer. After about 11 months I returned it to the store because it restarted by itself at random times. Got a new one without any question, guess it was an obvious battery error (then sold it). Point is the aluminum and glass survived a year of hard use with just some minor scratches.

Now I’ve had a SS S4 for two years, expected it to get lots of scratches but can’t see anything. And I’ve had several occasions where I thought “ok there goes my precious watch”, but it has survived all my accidents.

So for me it’s hard to justify spending $116 extra on insurance for something that has proven quite sturdy. That’s why I wonder if a lot of people has been in need of insurance for their watch. A phone on the other hand (no pun intended) that’s another story?
 
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